Spartans Open Spring at Amer Ari Invitational

San Jose State University men's golf will take on some of the nation's best in the spring opener at the 22nd annual Amer Ari Invitational beginning February 1, in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Top-ranked Texas and #2-ranked Oregon are two of eight top-25 teams in the field of 20 who will tee it up on the 7,074-yard par 72 King's Course at Waikoloa Beach Golf Club.

"This is one of the best courses the team will compete on all year," said San Jose State head coach John Kennaday in his seventh year. "We look forward to the challenge of a very tough field."

The Amer Ari is a three day tournament with 18 holes each day beginning with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. Live stats for the tournament will be available at

The Spartans enter the spring following a historic run during the fall season where they won three consecutive tournaments and were ranked as high as seventh in the national Golf Stat rankings.

Jay Myers averaged 69.93 strokes per round in five tournaments, ranking him 35th individually in the national golf stat rankings. Myers will be joined by Justin Estrada, Matthew Hovan, Christopher Lang and Daniel Semmler in coach Kennaday's lineup.

Both Myers and Hovan also played in last year's Amer Ari where the Spartans finished in 16th place out of 20 teams.

SJSU Lineup:
Jay Myers
Justin Estrada
Matthew Hovan
Christopher Lang
Daniel Semmler

Tournamanet Field:
Arizona State University
University of colorado
Oregon State University
University of Hawaii-Hilo
#14-Oklahoma State University
University of Hawaii-Manoa
#11-Georgia Tech
San Jose State University
Chico State University
#8-Stanford University
Texas Christian University
#2-University of Oregon
Texas Tech University
#5-University of Washington
UC Davis
University of San Francisco
#12-University of Southern California
#4-University of California Los Angeles
#1-University of Texas
Osaka Gakuin University